relaunch of the “Feux de Brazza” Festival after eight years of hibernation

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On hold since 2014, the year of its fifth edition, due to malfunctions, the economic crisis and the recent health crisis due to Covid-19, the Popular and International Festival of Traditional Music Feux de Brazza will be relaunched in december. This is the main decision of the days of reflection, completed this weekend.

With our correspondent in Brazzaville, Loicia Martial

Foretaste of this festival, the closing ceremony of the days of reflection was animated by the group Bana Ba Téké whose musicians and dancers wear hats made of bird feathers.

Consolidate the business model

These days were allowed according to Hugues Gervais Ondaye, promoter of the Feux de Brazza Festival, to make its economic model to ensure sustainability. “ We have decided together with the partners to relaunch this festivaland the next edition [la sixième ndlr] will take place from December 7 to 12, 2022he indicated. During this edition, we will have a training session dedicated to directors of heritage music from the Central African sub-region, so that we can, together with others, create a Network of festivals dedicated to this music. »

Among the organizations associated with the festival representing Unesco, the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) or the International Center on African Traditions and Languages ​​(Cerdotola) of which Professor Charles Binam Bikoi is executive secretary.

Renew living together »

The festival, in general, makes it possible to renew the living together of a community. Beyond the community, the festival is a place and a platform for exhibiting the best that communities have “, emphasizes Charles Binam Bikoi.

The contribution of traditional instruments to the Congolese rumba, now on the list of the intangible heritage of humanitywill be the main theme of the next edition of the Feux de Brazza.

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